B. Progress and Accomplishments (Continued)
0 ED modified the program regulations to give training priority to (1)
personnel in special education, leadership roles, related services,
transition efforts, handicapped infant services, rural areas, and
minority groups; (2) SEA programming, parent training and information
services, and special projects, and (3) areas of personnel shortages.
C. Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness
Program Scope: The Department supports 862 projects which represent
training efforts in each State and three of the territories. In fiscal
year 1984, ED funded 307 new projects and 555 continuation projects.
The following chart identifies FY 1984 awards by priority area.
New and Continuation Awards In FY 1984
Priority Category Number of Projects
Special Educators 501
Related Service Personnel 53
Leadership Personnel 87
Regular Educators 25
Special Projects 66
Transition Efforts 9
Parent Projects 61
D. Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation
E. Supporting Studies and Analyses Citedin Section C Above:
1. Program Files, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative
F. Other Supporting Data
No information is available on the sex or race of trainees in this program.
However, many of the projects targeted traditionally under-represented
groups. In Fiscal Year 1984 there wereŚ
o 19 projects at Historically Black Institutions
o 23 projects training Native Americans
o 11 projects training bilingual/bicultural populations.
III. RESPONSE TO 6EPA 4l7(b)
Case Study of Selected Sites Training Special Educators of the Handicapped
being prepared by ED staff.
Contacts for Further Information
Program operations: Max Mueller, (202) 245-9886
Program studies: Eugene Tucker, (202) 245-8364ngress on the Implementation of P.L. 94-142: